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  • botb May 18, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Oumou Sangare, Mali’s Nightingale

    This week’s installment of “Best of The Beat” from 1997 features the Malian diva Oumou Sangare, who has just released her first album in eight years. [See Banning Eyre’s review of Mogoya here.] A goddess among goddesses from the Wassoulu … Read more »

  • review May 18, 2017

    Mogoya

    It has been eight years since we’ve heard an album of new music from Mali’s reigning queen of Wassoulou music, Oumou Sangaré. In fact, including her smashing debut Moussoulou (Women) in 1989, Sangaré has made just five studio albums. So … Read more »

  • review April 21, 2017

    Samba

    No one else sounds like Vieux Farka Touré, and Vieux never sounds like anyone else. His latest album, Samba, was recorded live in Woodstock, NY, to capture the energy the Malian guitar virtuoso exudes on stage. The results are a … Read more »

  • blog April 20, 2017

    A Few Words With Vieux Farka Touré

    If you’ve been in the orbit of Afropop for any time you should be well acquainted with Vieux Farka Touré. His father, Ali Farka Touré, is counted with King Sunny Adé, Sir Victor Uwaifo, Franco and Djelimady Tounkara as a … Read more »

  • blog April 4, 2017

    Salif Keita Live at New York’s Town Hall

    It is always an occasion when Mali’s most renowned popular singer Salif Keita comes to town. His first visit to New York in three years drew a nearly full house to Town Hall on Sat., April 1, presented by the … Read more »

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